Fudan University


Fudan University is designated medium risk for its involvement in defence research.

Fudan University is among China’s best universities. It was ranked 104th in the world by Times Higher Education in 2019.https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/fudan-university The university appears to engage high levels of work for the military on materials science, including stealth technology.http://archive.fo/EouJA

All defence-related projects and matters in Fudan are managed by the university’s Institute of Special Materials and Technology (专用材料与装备技术研究院) and Defence Industry Secrets Committee (复旦大学军工保密委员会).https://web.archive.org/web/20190508224330/http://baoweichu.fudan.edu.cn/d7/85/c6744a55173/page.htm The Institute of Special Materials and Technology specialises in defence research and works on simulations, precision manufacturing, and materials.http://archive.fo/27DVS Professor Ye Mingxin, the institute’s director, is also an advisor to the PLA and defence companies on materials science.https://web.archive.org/web/20190404023745/http://mse.fudan.edu.cn/yemx/ Fudan University’s Materials Science Department includes one professor who is described as specifically being a ‘defence system professor’, which may refer to Professor Ye.https://web.archive.org/web/20151018132713/http://mse.fudan.edu.cn/Data/List/bxgk In 2011, Fudan established a State Secrets Academy (国家保密学院),  in partnership with China’s National Administration of State Secrets Protection (国家保密局). The institute carries out research and training on the protection of state secrets.http://archive.ph/iizKe

Major defence laboratories

The Laboratory of Advanced Materials (LAM), Fudan Univeristy (复旦大学 先进材料实验室) is not a full defence laboratory but is engaged in defence research.https://web.archive.org/web/20190330105426/http://www.lam.fudan.edu.cn/data/list/jianjie ; https://web.archive.org/web/20191118124218/http://www.shehr.cn/common/info_display.php?id=100415

Noteworthy international collaborations

Fudan University is the Chinese partner institution of Confucius Institutes at Stockholm University, Auckland University, Frankfurt University, University of Sydney, Nottingham University and Edinburgh University.http://archive.fo/6KmL8

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